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Stossel Interviews FNC Primetime Hosts About First Jobs To Show Young People They Should Aim Lower
MediaIte ^ | 07/12/2012 | by Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/12/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Fox Business Network host John Stossel appeared on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends on Thursday to dispel the myth that there are almost no low or no experience jobs available. He also interviewed Fox News Channel’s primetime hosts about their first jobs to show young people that they might have expectations that are preventing them from taking these kinds of jobs.

Fill-in host Peter Johnson asked Stossel if young Americans were aiming too high. Stossel agreed and said that older people were also thinking that way too.

“Right outside the welfare office where people told us there were no jobs we found, within a couple hours, 40 jobs,” said Stossel.

“Everybody had a first job,” said Johnson. “I was a messenger. What did you do?”

“I worked on an assembly line,” said Stossel. “I hated it. It was hot and boring. It taught me that I better get good grades in school so I might have some other alternatives.”

Stossel interviewed the Fox prime time lineup about their first jobs to illustrate the point.

“I had the job of getting all the coins from the cash register and putting all the pennies in those paper rolls,” said Greta Van Susteren. “It was dreadfully dull and I decided I had to have a job that was fascinating.”

Sean Hannity said that the first job he had as a kid was “washing dishes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.” He said that experience “taught me what hard work is.” Hannity said he worked many jobs in the restaurant and construction industries before moving on to radio and television.

“My first job at 16 was working a Carvel ice cream stand out on Old Country Road in Westbury, Long Island,” said Bill O’Reilly. “It taught me to show up on time.” He said he got minimum wage but all the hot fudge sundaes he wanted.

Stossel returned to say that a mistake he thinks young people make is not being persistent. “Martha MacCallum talks about how she had to apply, apply, apply – pester them until she got the first job.”

“Companies are disorganized,” said Stossel. “They don’t need anybody until they do.”

Johnson asked Stossel about his opinion on minimum wage, which he opposes. Stossel said if the market set the wage, minimum wage earners would probably make more.

Watch the segment below via Fox News Channel:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobs; johnstossel; stossel; unemployment

1 posted on 07/12/2012 11:58:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FROM THIS LINK :

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/03/no-jobs/

EXCERPT:

After people at that welfare office told me, “There’s nothing out there, nothing!” …“no jobs available”, my team of four researchers (two of them interns) walked the area within a few blocks of the “jobs center”. In a few hours, they found 40 job openings! 24 of the employers said they had entry-level positions—“no experience necessary.”

As you may have seen in the “Out of Work” special tonight, that repeats on Fox Business on Wednesday at 9pm, a manager of a frozen-yogurt store told us, “We need two or three people all the time basically.” At a new restaurant, the manager said, “We’re hiring for cashiers. Also chefs and prep guys.”

Less than one block away, the owner of a restaurant called the Pink Tea Cup told me he would hire 12 to 14 people immediately, if workers would just apply.

“I would hire more than that but you know the hardest thing is to get good help,” he said.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST...


2 posted on 07/12/2012 12:00:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Martha MacCallum talks about how she had to apply, apply, apply – pester them until she got the first job.”

She wouldn't have to ask me twice.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 12:04:06 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO, this election will be about the givers vs the takers.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 12:07:16 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: shortstop
RE: She wouldn't have to ask me twice.

You can say that again...


5 posted on 07/12/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: shortstop; SeekAndFind

Ah, newsbabes...


6 posted on 07/12/2012 12:09:31 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: duckman
Here's what John Stossel discovered while doing this show...

Here’s our list of the employers that had entry-level jobs:

Party City 
Jack Rabbit Sports 
Wet Seal 
Annie Sez 
Aerosoles 
Starbucks 
Free People 
Potbelly 
Chop’t 
Pret A Manager 
The Soft Serve Fruit Co. 
Hale and Hearty 
ALDO 
Daffy’s 
White House Black Market 
Metro Drugs 
Bourbon Coffee Shop 
Pink Tea Cup 
McDonald’s 
Top Brgr 
New Valentino Market 
Mesa Grill 
Arden B.  
Flavaboom Frozen Yogurt

Why, at a time of high unemployment, don’t more people apply for these jobs? The owner of the Pink Tea Cup, one block away from the welfare office, said, “They don’t want to get off the welfare system because they’re happy it’s taking care of them.”

7 posted on 07/12/2012 12:09:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have a nephew who lost a job as a waiter due to not showing up. My wife helped him get a job as a painter, 12.00/hr., and a week into the job he took two days off to go to a concert.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:15 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: SeekAndFind

I was going to say that the FNC Special “Out of Work” is a must-watch, but the McCallum thing got me all distracted...


9 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

“They don’t want to get off the welfare system because they’re happy it’s taking care of them.”

This country is becoming morally bankrupt with a lack of personal pride.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They want to be CEO.

Look at their role model.

Third time elected he was CEO.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: duckman

This election will be about the productive versus the parasites. Unfortunately, the parasites seem to win even when they lose.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Nov 2012 is a battle between those who love freedom and those who love free stuff.)
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To: hadaclueonce

“They want to be CEO.”

Exactly, they forget there is a training period. When I was an IT manager, I would interview programming applicants that wanted to know ‘How long do I have to stay in this trainee slot before I can move up?’ Some nerve huh?


13 posted on 07/12/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As a recruiter, I was always amused and frustrated by recent grads thinking they’re going to be VPs or at minimum managers.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: SeekAndFind
As I posted on snother site today, Dr. Walter Williams has been pointing out the harm of the minimum-wage laws om youth employment, but sadly, special interest unions and Dems have prevailed.

The following message was published many years ago, utilizing Williams' warning about the negative consequences of minimum wage laws on families and those who most need work experience and earnings. His words were true then, and he repeated them on Stossel just recently. Isn't it interesting that truth is the same decade after decade?

Min. Wage

Dr. Williams understands and has been teaching, speaking, and writing about the tragic consequences of the so-called "progressive" policies which Democrats have inflicted upon Americans--all in the name of "helping" them.

Slavery to government is no better than slavery to individual masters. Yet, the "regressives" continue to buy power and influence by promoting policies that destroy opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for our own and future generations.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 12:22:52 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: duckman

The best way to get a job is try and talk to the manager..or construction superintendent..bring a resume

Go back in a week and keep going back

They may even know someone who is hiring


16 posted on 07/12/2012 12:23:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: SeekAndFind

Stossel does a service by highlighting the ridiculous expectations many people have when they look for work. I suspect that a majority of FReepers started out by taking whatever job they could find. Some used it as a stepping stone to a better position and/or to gain experience in a particular field. Some used it to make some spending money for the summer. Either way, no one expected to start at the top or be paid the same wage/salary as someone with experience and skills. Apparently, that has changed. The ‘work ethic’ has disappeared and the ‘entitlement’ ethic has replaced it. This will not end well for our nation.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: SeekAndFind
At 15, I was delivering dry cleaning to residents in apartment buildings in Manhattan for 2 hours each day after school.

-PJ

18 posted on 07/12/2012 12:25:06 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll do anything to avoid hiring in this regulatory climate.

Whether it is a service or a product, the process has to be designed to minimize and eliminate people.

The best way to avoid being buried by government regulation is having fewer employees.

My advice to people looking for work is to go to employment agencies and be as valuable as possible through hard work, knowledge and natural ability. And take what they give you! If you’re a good value, you’ll be valued.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 12:25:57 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: duckman

Welfare recipients who vote, will vote for more welfare.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Not Guilty!!!


21 posted on 07/12/2012 12:27:49 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My first job was pumping gasoline(leaded). Nothing like spinning off the cap of an Impala in July and getting the rush of fumes in the face.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bkepley

Given what I have seen with young people, THAT is typical.

They simply don’t comprehend what it is to show up everyday at the same place and at the same time.

Once I worked with a company who hired a young woman (single mom with an infant) who IMMEDIATELY asked for and GOT 3 days funeral leave on the death of her great aunt, who lived 400 miles away and who she hadn’t seen in 8 years. Duhhh!


23 posted on 07/12/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Political Junkie Too

When my daughter was 12 she wanted a Gucci leather belt. Told her she could buy one when she figured out how to pay for it. Two days later I heard her alarm going off at 4 a.m. She had gotten a job stuffing newspapers into plastic bags for $2.00 an hour and worked 2 hours every morning before school. That was her first job but she always had at least 2 or 3 part-time jobs after that. Having her own money was a big motivator. When she was 18 she came home with a used car which she bought all on her own with the money she had saved from her earnings.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sold programs at the Ohio State Fair when I was 14 /15. They cost $2.00 and I got a dollar from each sale. I made $100 and bought all my own school clothes that year. I felt great about that!


25 posted on 07/12/2012 12:37:40 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve always said to my wife that - if I had to - I would readily take a job at McDonalds flipping burgers. I’ve also told her that she could expect me to be managing that same McDonalds within six months.

If you are competent, all you need to do is get your foot in the door.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 12:41:24 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: SeekAndFind

PING


27 posted on 07/12/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you are on welfare, with kids, you need a job paying north of $40K to replace the benefits you receive. That is the real issue.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Welllll... There's a difference between "There are no jobs" and "No one will touch me with a 10 foot pole".

Somewhere between 3 and 4 percent of the population, just isn't employable. I'd imagine that percentage is quite a bit higher in a line for people to get government handouts.

29 posted on 07/12/2012 1:01:42 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SeekAndFind
“They don’t want to get off the welfare system because they’re happy it’s taking care of them.”

30-ish years ago.....Dad got laid off and went back to school. Mom took a job at a gov't agency - one of her jobs was to pass out free cheese (GREAT cheese, BTW, but I digress).

She was making $3.80 an hour. Since she knew how to work the system, one day, she figured out what she'd make if she quit and gamed the system.

It was $6.30/hr....almost double. She kept working, pride is worth something. Also, she didn't stay at $3.80 forever.

However, there is a lesson there. Shorter-sighted people would say "Screw This" and go on the dole.

30 posted on 07/12/2012 1:10:17 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Political Junkie Too

My first job, at age 17, was as a “Playground Monitor” for the local school district during summer vacation at a city playground. I worked M-F, 1 PM to 9PM from the end of the school year until the start of the next school year. For this I was paid $300 for the whole summer.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 1:12:19 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: wbill

If as you said, your mom made $3.80/hour then ( 30 years ago ), that would be equivalent to $9.05/hr today. This is based on this website:

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Now, if a welfare recipient was getting $6.30/hour then, that would be $15/hour in today. $15/hr. Is the average salary of a new college graduate starting out as an office worker. WHY WORK or go to college (and end up having tuition debt ) when you can be a welfare recipient and receive the same amount of money?


32 posted on 07/12/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, fine--but I'd be a little wary about that electrode on her clavicle.

≤}B^)

33 posted on 07/12/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: SeekAndFind

Young people, aim especially low if Obama forced you to go to college and get $100k in student loans for your degree in Chicano Studies.


34 posted on 07/12/2012 1:30:42 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

I had the best first jobs. Worked at a clothing store in L.A. at 16, helped a lot of celebrities, made peanuts and spent it all on clothes, of course. Next I worked for the Casey Kasem (sp?) show transcribing 60 minute rock and pop star interviews, which was fun in itself but best was I was paid by the hour and I was a slow typist! :).


35 posted on 07/12/2012 1:34:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

I nailed plywood on a roof all day on a rainy 40 degree day...and in the summer tore the guts out of a semi trailer when it must have been 110-120 degrees in there. All to work my way through school.

I didn’t like the job at the time, but I learned construction skills, how to deal with different people, the value of hard work and knowing that if I wanted to improve my life over nailing plywood on a roof, I had to get on with it.

Oh, and after working on the crew at Rome Builders I also knew that when Professor Hansen of my Comparative Political Systems seminar proposed turning over the “means of production” to the workers, he had canine excrement for brains.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: bkepley

Kids today believe they are entitled. To everything. Nobody wants to work their way up the ladder. They want instant gratification because that is what they see on TV. People are rich and famous simply because they are rich and famous. It’s a product of the instantaneous nature of news nowadays.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 1:40:07 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeekAndFind
First jobs...wow.

At 16, a gopher at a construction site. I got to cut re-bar to specified lengths...using a hack saw. The site super told me that if I broke the blade, the replacement would come out of my pay. I also got to mix a lot of concrete by shovel and take it to where it was needed by wheelbarrow.

38 posted on 07/12/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SeekAndFind

My first job was assistant day manager at a drive-in theater. Think about that for a moment

My job would be illegal today. I dragged a mobile incinerator, on fire, up and down the rows of a drive in theater picking up the trash people threw out of their cars during the movie. Popcorn boxes, candy wrappers, cups and lots of other stuff. If the wind shifted, I got scorched


39 posted on 07/12/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Sergio

RE: At 16, a gopher at a construction site.

So, what are you doing today?


40 posted on 07/12/2012 2:16:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
My first job was as a locker room attendant at the Rockville Municipal Pool in Rockville, MD. I was 13yo and got hired on at $1.34hr which was below minimum wage at the time.

The GM at the pool even told me it was below minimum wage and said, “Do you know how I can pay you below minimum wage? Because we're the city.”

Heck, I didn't care. Lots of great looking chicks. I worked there for several years :) I also worked at a couple gas stations and as a masonry laborer for a summer.

41 posted on 07/12/2012 2:23:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Great job as a kid.... so, what are you doing nowadays?


42 posted on 07/12/2012 2:29:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: festusbanjo

“Unfortunately, the parasites seem to win even when they lose.”

Hopefully, they’ll be too lazy to vote.


43 posted on 07/12/2012 2:42:05 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SeekAndFind
Great job as a kid.... so, what are you doing nowadays?

I test software. Thinking about going to nursing school though, believe it or not.

44 posted on 07/12/2012 2:48:41 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: bkepley

My step daughter simply couldn’t understand why she couldn’t bring a concert schedule to a job interview just so as to “set expectations”. My wife, her mom, did her best to try to talk her out if it. I usually try to absent myself from such discussions but I butted in. I told her she didn’t need the schedule since the actual dates would be unimportant because no one would hire a kid with that sort of approach. She told me, an MBA with 35 years in the financial services industry, that I simply didn’t understand business. I butted out.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 3:03:40 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

First job would be totally illegal today. Worked washing cream cans at a produce and feed store for .50c for a 4 hour day and when no cream cans to wash pumped up the Mobil Oil gasoline pump to the top of the glass container so I could measure the amount of gasoline used by the next customer. This was equiv to less than .13c per hour and I was only 7 years old. But at the end of the day I could buy 2 Mounds bars, my favorite candy, and a big chocolate ice cream soda at the local soda fountain. This was in 1946.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by brydic1
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To: SeekAndFind

Was talking to a friend of mine today who does network security. He says that he could put 3 people to work this coming Monday, if he could find people with the experience he needs.

Jobs are out there, even high paying ones, as long as you have the right experience.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 3:51:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Irony of ironies, I now help the unemployed get jobs. I concentrate on vets, especially returning recently separated vets, and I help qualified candidates get training funds to update their skills or to change careers if need be.

The pay sucks, but it’s pretty cool when you get an excited call from a client telling you they just got hired.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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